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Community Development
1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Phone: (863) 763-5548 Ext. 3073
Fax: (863) 763-5276

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(except for observed holidays)

Mission Statement:
  To administer and enforce the county's land development & building construction regulations of The Florida Building Code, and the preparation and implementation of the County's Comprehensive Plan. The Planning and Zoning Department provides current and long range planning, zoning, mapping, addressing and flood plain management functions for Okeechobee County.

Business Tax Receipts formerly known as Occupational License: *To renew your Business Tax Receipt, please contact the Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office at (863) 763-3421.

Click here to open or download the Business Tax Receipt Application

For home businesses, please also compete the Affidavit of Compliance Regarding Home Business

A building inspection may be required by the Building Department and Fire Rescue Department. An inspection may also be required from the Health Department.  

Once the application has been completed and approved, you pay for the business tax receipt at the Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office.

To RENEW your Business Tax Receipt, please contact the Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office for payment options.

Available on-line:

  • Zoning

  • Future Land Use

  • Special Flood Hazard Areas


Okeechobee County Ordinances Link: Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida; including Part II, Land Development Regulations


Bill Royce, Community Development Director
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3073

Jenna Durham, Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3073

Ty Hancock, Planner
Phone: (863) 763-5548 x 3075 

Faye Huffman, Planning Technician
Phone: (863) 763-5548 x 3042 



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